Navigation Links
New antimicrobial compound adheres to skin to promote healing

University Georgia researchers have developed an anti-microbial treatment that adheres to the skin without being toxic.

Already, the treatment has helped heal Spirit, a burned dog in a high-profile animal cruelty case, and Gasper, a beluga whale at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

The researchers envision a human application for the technology, which they're currently seeking to patent.

Dr. Bran Ritchie, a distinguished research scientist in the department of small animal medicine and surgery at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, said the compound, known as Tricide, was initially developed by now retired UGA professor Dr. Richard Wooley to treat burns. It was later applied to skin lesions on fish and other aquatic animals. Tricide works by enhancing the effectiveness of antibiotics.

"In the case of burn victims, whether animal or human, bacteria and fungi can infect the open wounds and kill the patient," Ritchie said. "We have found a way to kill those drug-resistant bacteria and fungi with compounds that cleanse wounds while being gentle on the tissue."

Combining Tricide with a bioadhesive came about as a result of collaboration between Ritchie and Tony Capomacchia, an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy who specializes in the formulation of drug delivery systems.

The first noteworthy application of the Tricide bioadhesive came last year in the treatment of Spirit, the Athens-area dog that was deliberately set on fire. The researchers are currently using the compound to heal skin ulcers on a whale named Gasper who was rescued from a Mexico City amusement park and is now a popular resident of the Georgia Aquarium.

Petroleum-based ointments are commonly used in treating skin infections, but Capomacchia said that petroleum can be toxic and inhibit healing,"Using a petroleum product would be like pouring motor oil into the wound," he said.

Ritchie found that using an ointment made fr
'"/>

Source:University of Georgia


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Bacteria recognize antimicrobials, respond with counter-defenses
2. Researchers discover chemical compounds that affect plant growth
3. Bacterial genome sheds light on synthesizing cancer-fighting compounds
4. Scientists discover the bodys marijuana-like compounds are crucial for stress-induced pain relief
5. Evolution of taste receptor may have shaped human sensitivity to toxic compounds
6. Novel compounds show promise as safer, more potent insecticides
7. Metal-containing compounds show promise as HIV weapon
8. Natural compound from pond scum shows potential activity against Alzheimers
9. Chemical compound inhibits tumor growth, size in new mouse study
10. Seaweed yields new compounds with pharmaceutical potential
11. Phenolic compounds may explain Mediterranean diet benefits
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: New antimicrobial compound adheres skin promote healing

(Date:8/20/2014)... could one day be made out of cocoa, rice ... reporting. The novel process they developed and their results, ... and plastic waste problems, appear in the ACS journal ... and colleagues at the Italian Institute of Technology point ... its production reached 288 million tons worldwide, but its ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... When a colony of honeybees grows to about 4,000 ... reproductive cycle: the building of a special type of ... team of experts from the Department of Neurobiology and ... what starts the reproductive cycle of honeybee colonies. The ... The Science of Nature . , Reproduction isn,t ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... and POINT ROBERTS, Washington , August 20, ... Key Role in Addressing Security Concerns in the Payment Industry? ... news source covering leading sectors including biometrics, issues commentary from ... Jason Peaslee , Managing Partner at Thrive Analytics, ... Gino Pereira , CEO of NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCBB: NXTD) ( ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Worker bees 'know' when to invest in their reproductive future 2Digital Wallets for a Digital World - the Players and the Concerns for Consumer Adoption 2Digital Wallets for a Digital World - the Players and the Concerns for Consumer Adoption 3Digital Wallets for a Digital World - the Players and the Concerns for Consumer Adoption 4Digital Wallets for a Digital World - the Players and the Concerns for Consumer Adoption 5Digital Wallets for a Digital World - the Players and the Concerns for Consumer Adoption 6Digital Wallets for a Digital World - the Players and the Concerns for Consumer Adoption 7
... An in-depth study by Sandia National Laboratories and ... waste and dedicated energy crops could sustainably replace nearly ... The goal of the "90-Billion Gallon Biofuel ... large volume of cellulosic biofuel could be sustainably produced, ...
... that road salt used throughout the winter is making ... aquatic life and drinking water. The research indicates ... judicious use of road salt could help lessen the ... a video with research team leader Heinz Stefan, go ...
... elevations in Arizona,s Santa Catalina Mountains as summer temperatures ... Arizona in Tucson. The flowering ranges of 93 ... to where the same species flowered the previous ten ... the region increased about 1.8 degree Fahrenheit (1 degree ...
Cached Biology News:Biofuels can provide viable, sustainable solution to reducing petroleum dependence 2Biofuels can provide viable, sustainable solution to reducing petroleum dependence 3U of Minnesota research finds most road salt is making it into the state's lakes and rivers 2Plants take a hike as temperatures rise 2Plants take a hike as temperatures rise 3
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 20, 2014 The 6th ... being held on October 29-30 in San Francisco, CA. ... academic and government researchers and clinicians focused on addressing ... , In the twelve years since the sequencing ... have been introduced with pharmacogenetic information in the label ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... WriteResult®, a leading provider of Electronic Patient Outcome ... myPROpad™ ePRO tablet with the addition of a touchscreen ... widely used and well-respected Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) instruments ... used during clinical trials and in other health care ... to demonstrate Health-Related Quality of Life outcomes (HRQoL) resulting ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the "Cell ... to their offering. This report analyzes the worldwide ... the following Product Segments: Media, Sera, and Reagents. The ... , Japan , Europe ... . Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Robin Williams’ ... disease can take on an individual. Symptoms range ... facial expression, problems swallowing and severe depression. Parkinson’s ... dying off of dopamine producing neurons of the brain. ... a disease that slowly and progressively gets worse, they ...
Breaking Biology Technology:6th Annual Personalized and Precision Medicine Conference Bringing Together Thought Leaders to Discuss Clinical Implementation, Dx Reimbursement, Big Data, and Sequencing 2EQ-5D™ Assessment Now Available for iPad 2Global Cell and Tissue Culture Supplies - Strategic Business Report 2014 2As We Mourn Robin Williams’ Passing, His Death Sheds Light on Patients Struggling with Parkinson’s Disease 2As We Mourn Robin Williams’ Passing, His Death Sheds Light on Patients Struggling with Parkinson’s Disease 3
... Silence Therapeutics plc (AIM: SLN) ("Silence", the "Group" or ... company, today announces the appointment of Thomas Christély as ... based at Silence,s facility in Berlin. Thomas ... in corporate and business development and finance. He was ...
... researchers have developed a new technique to reach neurons ... and noninvasively. Up until now, scientists have thought that ... required. But in this new study, the Columbia Engineering ... can open the blood-brain barrierwith the added advantages of ...
... Korea, August 8, 2011Can a flexible LED conformably placed on ... human brain, or rolled upon the blood vessels, diagnose or ... in the near future. The team of Professor Keon ... developed a new concept: a biocompatible, flexible Gallium Nitride (GaN) ...
Cached Biology Technology:Appointment of Chief Executive Officer 2Appointment of Chief Executive Officer 3Appointment of Chief Executive Officer 4Engineers use short ultrasound pulses to reach neurons through blood-brain barrier 2
Mouse monoclonal [M7-PB-E9] to pan alpha Sodium Potassium ATPase ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Transcription factor Sp2. [Source:Uniprot/SWISSPROT;Acc:Q02086] Antigen: Recombinant Protein Epitope Signature Tag (PrEST)....
... [EP282Y] to Asparagine synthetase ( ... applications). Antigen: ... residues in the C-terminus of ... Entrez GeneID: 440 ...
Rabbit Anti-melatonin (different linkage) Polyclonal Antibody...
Biology Products: